The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN 10: 1101578637
ISBN 13: 9781101578636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780061937699
ISBN 13: 006193769X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

The Boy Who Plaited Manes

The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Author: Nancy Springer
Publsiher: Untreed Reads
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2012-04-13
ISBN 10: 161187307X
ISBN 13: 9781611873078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Plaited Manes Book Review:

When a young man mysteriously shows up in the stables of Lord Robley and demonstrates an amazing ability to braid horse manes and tails, the Lord and Lady are quite taken with his abilities and have him stay on. Sure, he doesn't speak a single word and there's truly something odd about him, but his talents at braiding are second to none. When the Lady finds herself in need of the man's skills for her own head of hair, the situation is looked upon as a bit scandalous, but nobody is prepared for the outcome that befalls them as a result. A short story.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 0307888630
ISBN 13: 9780307888631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muck City Book Review:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 9388760700
ISBN 13: 9789388760706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind in the Willows Book Review:

A timeless and celebrated children’s classic, Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn—whether it’s gipsy caravans, Rat’s love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets new friends like the Water Rat and Mr Toad. Toad is rich, but conceited. His motorcar obsession drives him into big trouble.

Grandpa Cacao

Grandpa Cacao
Author: Elizabeth Zunon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 1681196425
ISBN 13: 9781681196428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grandpa Cacao Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated story connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns about her grandfather harvesting cacao beans in West Africa. Chocolate is the perfect treat, everywhere! As a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, Daddy tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. In a land where elephants roam and the air is hot and damp, Grandpa Cacao worked in his village to harvest cacao, the most important ingredient in chocolate. "Chocolate is a gift to you from Grandpa Cacao," Daddy says. "We can only enjoy chocolate treats thanks to farmers like him." Once the cake is baked, it's ready to eat, but this isn't her only birthday present. There's a special surprise waiting at the front door . . .

Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 1944556117
ISBN 13: 9781944556112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Voltaire’s masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire’s contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1828
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN5ZQ6
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell,Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1472
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1416548947
ISBN 13: 9781416548942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone with the Wind Book Review:

The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Anna Kar nina

Anna Kar  nina
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: New York : [s.n.
Total Pages: 784
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029412924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna Kar nina Book Review:

Anna Karenina, begun in 1875 and finished two years later, shares with War and Peace the distinction of being the most widely read among Russian novels. The story of beautiful Anna, her dull marriage, her adulterous and destructive passion, set against the vividness of contemporary Russian life, makes this epic novel an unforgettable one.

Why Forests Why Now

Why Forests  Why Now
Author: Frances Seymour,Jonah Busch
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 1933286865
ISBN 13: 9781933286860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Forests Why Now Book Review:

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation. Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest evidence on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decisionmakers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables
Author: Victor Hugo
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 2237
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN 10: 3736802145
ISBN 13: 9783736802148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Les Miserables Book Review:

Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. More than a quarter of the novel is devoted to essays that argue a moral point or display Hugo's encyclopedic knowledge. The topics Hugo addresses include cloistered religious orders, the construction of the Paris sewers, argot, and the street urchins of Paris. Even when not turning to other subjects outside his narrative, Hugo sometimes interrupts the straightforward recitation of events, his voice and control of the story line unconstrained by time and sequence. The story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years' imprisonment in the galleys—five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and fourteen more for numerous escape attempts—is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter. Digne's benevolent Bishop Myriel gives him shelter. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel's silverware. When the police capture Valjean, Myriel pretends that he has given the silverware to Valjean and presses him to take two silver candlesticks as well, as if he had forgotten to take them. The police accept his explanation and leave. Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, and that he should use money from the silver candlesticks to make an honest man of himself. Six years pass and Valjean, using the alias Monsieur Madeleine, has become a wealthy factory owner and is appointed mayor.

Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 0316333506
ISBN 13: 9780316333504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maniac Magee Book Review:

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

Peace from Nervous Suffering

Peace from Nervous Suffering
Author: Claire Weekes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1990-09-04
ISBN 10: 1101663685
ISBN 13: 9781101663684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace from Nervous Suffering Book Review:

This classic anxiety-relief guide from the author of Hope and Help for your Nerves has brought solace to over a quarter million readers coping with panic attacks and agoraphobia. Dr Claire Weekes offers clear, concise advice to anyone suffering from anxiety: FACE: DO NOT RUN ACCEPT: DO NOT FIGHT FLOAT PAST: DO NOT LISTEN IN LET TIME PASS: DO NOT BE IMPATIENT WITH TIME It may look much too simple, but if you can truly master these four important principles, you are already on your way to rapid recovery. Written in response to great demand from both the medical and psychological communities, as well as from her own devoted readers, Dr. Weekes’s revolutionary approach to treating nervous tension is sympathetic, medically sound, and quite possibly one of the most successful step-by-step guides to mental health available.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life
Author: Helen Keller,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-25
ISBN 10: 9387669750
ISBN 13: 9789387669758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of My Life Book Review:

The Story of My Life is an autobiography by Helen Keller. It is the story of Helen Keller and her life as a deaf and blind girl, and her triumph over these tribulations. Iin the book, she reveals her frustration and rage over her condition. It details her educational achievements and her introduction to the world through her breakthrough into communication. The story was written by Helen Keller when she was just 22 years old. The Story of My Life is a tale of the courage and unbreakable will of Helen Keller. The book has been adapted into a television series, a Broadway play, a Hollywood feature film, and an Indian feature film.

On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things
Author: Titus Lucretius Carus
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664139030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Nature of Things Book Review:

"On the Nature of Things" by Titus Lucretius Carus (translated by William Ellery Leonard). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 1101622741
ISBN 13: 9781101622742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat Book Review:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781904720447
ISBN 13: 1904720447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angela s Ashes Book Review:

Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Aeneid

Aeneid
Author: Virgil
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101007582560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wicked

Wicked
Author: Gregory Maguire
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061792942
ISBN 13: 9780061792946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wicked Book Review:

This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.